An Everyday Place

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona

There’s magic about an everyday place,
There’s magic afoot—it’s true!
Just open your eyes and take a good look
At things that you thought you knew.
The sky, for instance, see how it’s glowing
Brilliantly, bitingly, blue?
The sidewalk you’ve traveled day after day—
That leaf at your feet, it’s new!
And isn’t that stone, the one to the right,
Flushing a different hue
Now that you pause for a much closer look?
O happy magic to you!

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 15, 2017, in Arizona, light verse, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sky Watch Friday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I have to get my husband to read this poem. He (sometimes we) walk Annie every day at the same park. I ask every time I don’t go with him what was happening? What was different? Were the squirrels out and about? Yep love this poem.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Thank you—and I hope your husband enjoys it!

      On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 7:21 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  2. According to Thich Nhat Hanh, “peace is every step”. You have captured that saying with this poem. Thank you for reminding us to be in the moment and appreciate all that a simple walk can bring to your soul; if only we look and listen.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Thank you for YOUR observation, Erin!

      On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. You go that right. I try and find something new every day in places I have been to many times. I always succeed. You just have to keep looking.

  4. It’s so nice to have a garden dedicated to someone’s memory who was so valued by the community, we need more gardens like this.

  5. Great poem and photo, and very true!! I often forget to photograph my everyday places, but sometimes they make the best photos!

  6. You are one amazing lady with so much talent. I am in awe o f you. Wish I had just a touch of your smarts. You take the simplest of sights turn them into masterpieces with your words.

  7. This is just a pretty photograph.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  8. Well composed sky shot ~ love the blue, blue sky ~ ^_^

  9. I love the way ordinary everyday sights can change in colour and hue and transfix us with their beauty. Happens to me all th e time.

  10. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Well said – and the photo absolutely exemplifies what you say.

  11. You are right. We need to ‘stand and stare’ for this extraordinary happenings. Love that photo.

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